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Zach Gompert

Zach Gompert


Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: LSB 343
IconPhone: (435) 797-9463

Educational Background

PhD, Ecology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 2012
MS, Population and Conservation Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2006
BS, Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 2004


Hybridization and speciation, contemporary evolution and fluctuating selection, patterns of genetic diversity and structure of biodiversity, genetics of adaptation and the evolution of interactions, statistical models and computational biology


Dr. Gompert is broadly interested in evolutionary biology and population genetics. His current empirical research focus is on hybridization and speciation, the genetic basis and evolution of complex or quantitative adaptive traits, the evolution of ecological interactions, and the causes and consequences of fluctuating selection and contemporary evolution. His research involves genomic analyses of natural and experimental populations. He also develops statistical models and computer software for evolutionary genomic analysis.